Imo State Police Command has killed a suspected notorious armed robber after his gang of three snatched two motorcycles from their owners at Ohi and Egbada junction in Owerri West LGA of the State.
This was contained in a statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Michael Abattam, on Tuesday.
He said; “Sequel to a distress call from a robbed victim, on 21/11/2022 at about 2127 hours, that hoodlums numbering about three after snatching two motorcycles from their owners were seen between Ohi and Egbada junction in Owerri West LGA of Imo State, robbing innocent victims of their money and valuables.’’
“The Command’s Tactical Team, on receipt of the information, immediately mobilized to the scene.
The hoodlums opened fire on sighting the operatives, who in turn, responded taking cover, and positioning themselves professionally. In the gun duel that ensued, one of the armed robbers was neutralized while others escaped on the snatched motorcycles with bullet wounds.’’
“The operatives then searched and recovered one fully loaded AK-47 rifle with double magazines belonging to the neutralized robber and one loaded locally made pistol with two cartridges suspected to have been abandoned by one of the fleeing robbers.’’
“The corpse was later removed and deposited at Federal Medical Centre mortuary while the operatives were on the trail of the fleeing suspects.’’
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Ahmed Barde, commended the officers and men for their gallantry and thanked Imolites for their cooperation and unalloyed supports.